Today is the end of week 3, and my foot is getting better. I can finally put weight on it without feeling pain, but still have discomfort with some tendons on the top left of foot. I finally gave in and listened to my podiatrist and put my foot in a boot for 3 days, which did help. I attempted to run twice in the 3 weeks which was a foolish idea. I usually run through injuries, but having a foot injury is a different story. Basically i strained the tendons in my foot and around my ankle, my foot really started to hurt during my NYC Barefoot run.
I can’t really pin point when this injury happened, strains are a gradual injury and they are tough to determine when it exactly happened, but I think I have good idea when I did it. I am sure it happened when I was messing around with my older son in the back yard jumping over lawn furniture, and off the picnic table. I think it’s time to give up lawn furniture jumping, I’m 40 not 20.
Anyways being out of commission for this long is new territory for me. I was cranky, angry, and depressed at times. I think the psychological aspects is more difficult to handle than the actually injury. I learned allot from this injury, mainly just to appreciate running in its simplistic form. It’s a beautiful fall morning right now, and a perfect day for a run, I might test out the foot and see what happens, if it’s a no go I will not push it.